Review: Blood Passage (Dark Caravan Cycle #2) by Heather Demetrios

Type: Series
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Source: Hardcover // Library
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Summary:  A jinni who's lost everything.

A master with nothing to lose.

A revolutionary with everything to gain.

When Nalia arrives in Morocco to fulfill Malek's third and final wish she's not expecting it to be easy. Though Nalia is free from the shackles that once bound her to Malek as his slave, she's in more danger than ever before.

Meanwhile, Malek's past returns with a vengeance as he confronts the darkness within himself, and Raif must decide what's more important: his love for Nalia, or his devotion to the cause of Arjinnan freedom.

Set upon by powerful forces that threaten to break her, Nalia encounters unexpected allies and discovers that her survival depends on the very things she thought made her weak. From the souks of Marrakech to the dunes of the Sahara, The Arabian Nights come to life in this dazzling second installment of the Dark Passage Cycle.


I really enjoyed the first book of the series which was why I was so ecstatic when I heard that the second book was finally coming out. As much as I hate to say it, I was really disappointed with how it turned out.

Blood Passage picks up right where Exquisite Captive left off with everyone heading off to Morocco. It was great getting back into this complex world that I really love reading about. I don't know if it was because it has been a while since I read the first book, but Blood Passage doesn't really captivate me as it did the first book. 

The plot was interesting enough, but because of the length of the book, I skimmed through most of the boring and uninteresting parts.

Raif and Nalia was not my favorite ship. I actually skimmed through most of the parts with Raif in it mostly because he rubbed me the wrong way and also he sort of comes off as a jackass.

What really pissed me off was when my favorite character was killed off. It took me a while to process what had happened and when it did, I wanted to throw the book across the room.  We get to see more of this character's past and that there is more to him that meets the eye. 

Overall, Blood Passage was a huge disappointment in my part, but it is not the worse book I have read. After the death of my favorite character I don't see the point of picking up the final book anytime soon. I am actually still not convinced that he is dead so if I don't have anything good to read, I will probably get the third book just out of curiosity.

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